Southwest

Sagrado

A Photopoetics Across the Chicano Homeland
By Spencer R. HerreraLevi Romero
Photographs by Robert Kaiser

Sagrado is neither a search for identity nor a quest for a homeland but an affirmation of an ever-evolving cultural landscape. Embedded at the heart of this remarkable book, in which prose, photographs, and poems complement each other, is a photopoetic journey across the Chicano Southwest.

The Pancake Stories

Cuentos del Panqueque
By Peggy Pond Church
Illustrations by Elizabeth Comfort Church
Translated by Noël Chilton

Peggy Pond Church, one of the great New Mexico authors of the twentieth century, wrote these stories for her own sons in the 1930s, and her daughter-in-law Elizabeth Church created the illustrations in the 1950s. Now at last they are published, both in the original English and in Noël Chilton’s Spanish translation.

New Mexico's Reptiles and Amphibians

A Field Guide
By R. D. BartlettPatricia P. Bartlett

If you want basic and reliable information on the lizard in your backyard or the snake you encountered on a hike in the mountains, this handy field guide is invaluable. Both complete and concise, it includes species accounts, maps, photographs, and black-and-white drawings to help you identify the species you have encountered.

A Walk Around the Horizon

Discovering New Mexico's Mountains of the Four Directions
By Tom Harmer

Outdoor enthusiasts and armchair travelers alike will relish Harmer’s precise account of his backpacking adventure, in which this sixty-two-year-old Anglo discovers the realities of complicated cultural legacies, ecological challenges, and human foibles counterpoised against his own strengths and frailties.

Southwest Aquatic Habitats

On the Trail of Fish in a Desert
By Daniel Shaw

In this book a nationally honored science teacher tells true stories about real young people who study and care for water, fish, and other creatures in and around desert streams, ponds, lakes, and rivers.

Detonography

The Explosive Art of Evelyn Rosenberg
By Evelyn Rosenberg
Photographs by John Trotter

In this book, the first to showcase her work, Evelyn Rosenberg describes the history and genesis of Detonography and explains from conception to installation how a piece of explosive art is made.

Subjects: ArtSouthwest

Leaving Tinkertown

By Tanya Ward Goodman

“Goodman writes beautifully. The characters are well drawn, compelling, and convincing. Most importantly, the book has genuine emotional power, which builds as the story unfolds, even though how it will end is understood from the beginning.”--Frank Huyler, author of The Blood of Strangers

Subjects: MemoirSouthwest

New Mexico's Quest for Statehood, 1846-1912

2nd Edition
By Robert W. Larson

Combining extensive research and a clear and well-organized style, this book offers a thorough and comprehensive account of the territory’s extraordinary six-decade struggle for statehood.

Road to Nowhere and Other New Stories from the Southwest

Edited by D. Seth HortonBrett Garcia Myhren

The Southwest of the twenty-first century is full of surprises, and so is this collection of southwestern short stories published between 2007 and 2011.

Subjects: FictionSouthwest

The Border Is Burning

By Ito Romo

Loners, families, fathers, wives—anyone who lives on the border between Mexico and the United States also lives on a border of violence and complexity. Here a master of Chicano noir explores that world in lean and haunting stories that you will never forget.

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